Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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58 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com itself. "The biggest impact on fuel economy is the driver," says Slavin. "It's even more significant in medium-duty markets where routes are local, there's urban conges- tion and it's often stop-and-go deliveries. So we focus on features that help the driver operate as efficiently as possible." This year, Peterbilt introduced Driver Performance Assistant, a coaching tool which provides operators with real-time feedback to improve driving habits, resulting in better fuel economy and reduced component wear. Ram: rightsizing trucks Customers are looking to save money by dropping classes instead of vehicles or drivers, says Rudy Albrecht, Ram chassis cab marketing manager. For example, a company might choose to move from Class 6 trucks to Class 5 or 4, which would reduce weight and increase fuel economy. at the shortest wheelbase, the Model 220 features an ad- ditional 45 inches of payload room. While Peterbilt integrates aerodynamics to increase fuel economy, the biggest saving can come from inside the cab with MAINTAIN COMFORT, RETAIN DRIVERS Circle 242 on Reader Action Card Peterbilt's medium-duty cabover Model 220 comes with the Paccar PX-7 diesel with up to 260 hp and 660 lb-ft. The standard Allison automatic transmission is available with a push-button shifter and an electronic braking system. 2015 Medium-Duty Trucks

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